882.635 Neep/17: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Liberia (Walton)

33. Personal for the Minister from McBride.

Your despatch 138, October 27, page 3. I cannot avoid feeling somewhat disturbed at the offer made regarding the forestry expert, to which the considerations mentioned in paragraph numbered 2 of my 26, October 26, 6 p.m. appear distinctly applicable. In the event that your opinion is requested you may consider it appropriate and expedient to advance discreetly to President Barclay those considerations as representing your personal and unofficial view.
Your 61, November 19, 3 p.m. Do you consider that the proposed amendments against undesirable participation in the Neep concession afford adequate safeguards to Liberian interests? Information is being sought regarding Neep claim that it has obtained necessary capital.
I should appreciate receiving your opinion as to whether there may not be disturbing implications in the Neep agreement and in the offer of the forestry expert. [McBride.]